Sunday, March 9, 2008

The Return of The Button

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The glass buttons have returned. I am now feeling inspired to get my kiln fired up soon to make more in the specific sizes I need. Making these buttons in our mini class reminded me of how much I love working with glass - especially fusing glass. I sure hope my kiln is still operative! Anyway, here are the group of buttons that I made. Six in a lovely iridescent black, 6 in an iridescent clear & one crazy extra long piece that will probably end up being something other that a button! I hated to waste to space available to me - so this was a VERY quick one made on the way out the door!
I purchased some button shanks - ordered 6mm which are WAY to small for these - & 10mm which are barely large enough. I need to order some 12 & 14mm I think. Below you can see the shanks on both a dark and a clear. I think they work well. I had thought to order the clear based variety, but someone mentioned that it is harder to get a good bond between glass & acrylic or plastic than than it is to get a good bond between glass & metal. I think they were correct. I used a two part epoxy & these buttons are firmly adhered. I don't think that they will come off easily!

9 comments:

Stephanie Pettengell said...

Marie, I love your buttons, I have been waiting for them to come back so that I could see them and it has been so worth the wait. They are so wonderful. You have to knit something to go with the buttons they cannot sit unused. They are an art in themselves, you are talented in so many things.

imquilternity said...

Beautiful! I love the colors you chose to work with. -Terri

Vicki W said...

They are fantastic! These will look great on some of your felted bags.

Sue B said...

these are awesome!

Sandy said...

The buttons are wonderful. SAndy

Gunnels blog said...

They are so beautiful! I have newer worked with glass, but it´s seems so fun!

jenclair said...

How beautiful, Marie! If these were half as much fun to make as they are to look at, I'm even more impressed. Enlarged, the intense color and the melty effect is just wonderful.

Lynn Douglass said...

Holy cow! Is there anything you don't do? What I wouldn't give to come and play with you for a week! The buttons are fantastic!

Exuberant Color said...

They really came out great. Love your colors.
I have never worked with glass but I love it. Like VickiW said they would look great on your felted bags.

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